Dating a widoe
Six years after the death of her beloved husband, Carlson, has yet to remarry and says she’s just now “starting to warm up to the idea.”“My first encounter [after Richard] was a healing relationship,” she says.She found a companion, he was long-distance, and there was sex involved. HIMYNAMEIS (Hi my name is) is a new way to meet people near you.We give you 5 seconds in the spotlight; say HI and you are ready to be seduced! + Authentic – much harder to fake a video+ Up-to-date – recorded inside the app (not a pic from the prom 2012)+ Funnier – laughter instead of that cynical feeling...+ Better matches - studies show that even short videos can convey trustworthy feelings and make it easier to find the right partner This is how it works:► Record a short video profile, max 5 seconds long, add a nice filter and choose an avatar► Add a bio and feel free to use hashtags► Watch snaps from people near you that match your search criteria► Press the heart or swipe right to show your interest► Search for hashtags to find who is into, for example, #cooking, nearby or further away► When someone likes you back it’s a MATCH and you can chat for free► Meet IRL :)Support and safe dating: We regularly check uploaded videos to make sure they follow our terms of service.She didn’t take it beyond that, but it was something she craved at the time.She felt lonely and wanted the companionship, so she let it be that.A short “video snap” says a lot more than those staged selfies! If you see a video that does not obey our terms or that you find offensive, please report it to us. You can also block users from seeing or contacting you.
From that experience, she created a grief support group and wrote a book about the grieving process called "Heart-Broken Open."Although dating is not the reason her readers visit the site or buy her book, it is a topic of discussion that comes up and is addressed, and Carlson, who is grandmother to two young boys, does have a lot to say about it.
As a widow myself, I know it’s not an easy transition to make.
So when I learned about Carlson’s success with her support network, I decided to ask her to share some tips about how you can make dating your next healthy choice:“It’s easy to jump right into a new relationship,” she says, “but if you want to attract a healthy relationship, it starts with being healthy yourself.” You deserve the time to heal, no matter how long it takes.
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In 2006, after the death of her husband, Richard Carlson, Ph.“Don’t be too hasty to jump into a real relationship,” she says.